UFC 112 Ends with a Fizzle
Thousands of MMA fans tuned in to watch UFC 112 Saturday, April 10, 2010. The fight card boasted ten fights, half of which were preliminary fights. Since many missed the preliminary fights, here’s a quick rundown: Jon Madsen defeated Mostapha Al-Turk via unanimous decision; Paul Kelly defeated Matt Veach via submission, using a guillotine choke, in the second round; DaMarques Johnson, who earned a $75,000 “best knockout of the night” bonus, defeated Brad Blackburn via TKO in Round 3; Rick Story defeated Nick Osipczak via split decision; and Phil Davis defeated Alexander Gustafsson via submission, with an anaconda choke, in the first round.
The main fights started with Mark Munoz and Kendall Grove. Both men fought hard, and both earned $75,000 bonuses for their efforts. Munoz beat Grove via TKO in the second round. Next up were Terry Etim and Rafael Dos Anjos; Dos Anjos won via submission, using an arm bar, in the second round, and earned a $75,000 bonus as well. Matt Hughes faced Renzo Gracie in the next fight, which exhibited surprisingly little Jiu Jitsu, considering a Gracie was in the mix. Hughes won via TKO in Round 3. B.J. Penn defended his lightweight champion title against Frankie Edgar in the next fight. The fight went five rounds and ended with Edgar winning via unanimous decision, becoming the new lightweight champion. The main event was Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia. Silva, who has been criticized in his recent fights, continued showing bizarre behavior and a disappointing lack of consistency and focus. The fight went all five rounds; however, UFC president Dana White left after the fourth, obviously disgusted. Silva won via unanimous decision, keeping his middleweight title, but that may have been his last UFC fight. Dana White later apologized to fans for Silva’s behavior, saying he was embarrassed that fans had to pay to see such a disappointing main event fight.
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